Diabetes Educator

Gaithersburg, MD
Sep 18, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
Full Time
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If you are a current Adventist HealthCare employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account. As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Diabetes Educator who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Adventist HealthCare's Outpatient Diabetes Education Program provides Diabetes Self-Management Education (accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators) and gestational diabetes education to a diverse patient population. The Outpatient Diabetes Educator provides education one on one and in a group setting.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach diabetes education in an individual and group setting at Shady Grove Medical Center, and on a rotating basis at Washington Adventist Hospital. Teach Pre-diabetes classes and lead cooking classes and/or support groups as needed.
Teach glucometer use to individuals and be familiar with various types of glucometers.
Teach gestational diabetes to individuals as needed
Participate in community health fairs/events as needed
Maintain databases/spreadsheets and report out data as needed
Work closely with the outpatient diabetes education program coordinator, nutrition department and inpatient diabetes educators to coordinate patient care and promote the outpatient diabetes program
Collaborate with referring physicians around patient care
Promote outpatient diabetes program with physician practices
Maintain patient records

Qualified candidates will possess:

Registered Nurse, licensed in the state of Maryland
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) the state of Maryland, or motivated to become a CDE and eligible to take the certification exam for CDE within 2 years
Three or more years' experience in medical/surgical nursing. Diabetes education/patient education experience preferred
Strong communication and customer service skills
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse clientele
Ability to work in an organized, quick and accurate manner in a busy environment while handling multiple priorities and maintaining regulatory requirements
Ability to build and maintain relationships with all Adventist HealthCare entities
Experienced with computer applications, electronic health records and data processing to include Microsoft Office applications. Proficiency in Power Point is desirable
Willingness and ability to be flexible with schedule to meet program needs
Efficient time management skills
Ability to adjust teaching style to meet diverse needs of clientele

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

Work life balance through non rotating shifts
Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
Free Employee parking
Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.
Work Schedule:

This position is PRN. The diabetes educator will teach on an as-needed basis.

Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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